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Gravity Map, Asteroid 433, Eros
is a near-Earth asteroid of significant value. It is the second
largest asteroid in the vicinity of Earth. Eros is in a very stable
orbit around the Sun and poses no danger to Earth, whatsoever.
It is relatively easy for spacecraft to travel to 433 Eros from
to the success of the Eros Project is Orbital Development’s present
ownership of the entire property. A prime focus of the Eros Project
is leveraging Orbital Development’s present equity value of the
property into development capital for building the improvements
to the property.
33 km x 13 km x 13 km
(20.5 mi x 8 mi x 8 mi)
7.2 x 10^15 kg
(79.2 trillion short tons; a short ton is 2000 pounds)
With an total mass of about 79.2 trillion short tons, it has a
very significant ‘futures’ value for "in space" construction
and propulsion materials. A mining survey has revealed that the
elements aluminum, iron, potassium, magnesium, silicon, and large
amounts of oxygen are available resources. The Eros Project will
establish a futures market for these materials.
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Spectral Analysis of Eros Surface Elements
Living on Eros
In addition, radiation-safe habitable volume will be a very valuable
commodity in Space, later this century. Outside of the Earth's
protective magnetic field the Sun's radiation is damaging in its
intensity. As mining occurs on Eros, the voids that are created
will be ideal places for people to live in Space. Sheltered from
solar radiation by many meters of solid rock, people will find
that Eros is a desirable place to live, work, and play in the
second half the 21st century. A futures market will also be developed
for these prime properties inside of Eros.
Year Development Scenario
On each pole of Eros' spin axis, the Project will dig two large
caverns. One will be a large circular trench that will house a
colony city, which will be the inhabited capital city of 433 Eros.
The city will be well shielded from solar radiation and be a comfortable
place to live with at least .40 artificial gravity at the outermost
living deck. In honor of his historic first human spaceflight,
the city will be named GAGARIN.
other shielded pit will be used as a shipyard to construct hulls
for additional MetroCircus and O'Neil Space cities, large oxygen
tankers, and spaceship hulls. These products will be for sale
as the colony's major exports. The shipyard will be named ARMSTRONG
solar concentrators will be used to smelt and refine materials.
Export products are expected to be refined magnesium, aluminum,
silicon, oxygen, and iron. It is probable that platinum, gold,
iridium, and other "rare earths" metals will be processed
corridor will be mined along the spin axis, which will become
the main throughfare between Gagarin and Armstrong Bay. As mining
progresses, branch tunnels and caverns will be constructed for
industry, storage, and recreation.
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433 Eros has a 5-hour day.
picked up a pebble on the beach in front of the Stars,
How can it not be mine?
Just see how many pebbles there are for you.